Good Friday morning to you! I hope you are all well and healthy. At this time, many of us are planning our yearly spring cleaning projects and trying to find more efficient ways to do our regular cleaning.
If you know me at all, you know how much I love making lists, especially if it’s a checklist. This week, I thought I’d share two of my printable checklists with you.
There are certain cleaning chores I like to complete each week, but sometimes we get busy and I need a visual to help me remember what I’ve finished.
To download, right click on the picture and save to your device. Please remember these are for personal use only and are not to be used commercially.
Quarantine isn’t as strict these days as it has been, but most of us are still spending more time at home where we are safest. Staying at home can mean it’s a lot harder to entertain the littles, so throughout March and April, I’ll be sharing a few spring kids’ crafts with you.
I know you must be wondering: what is a foot bird anyway? It’s exactly what it sounds like.
Paint the bottom of your child’s foot with your choice of washable paint. Then, simply freehand a roundish belly at the arch of the foot. Add little feet, an eye and a beak. You can add a little crest to the top of the bird’s head if you want.
These feet birds make a cute keepsake so you can remember when your littles were small, or you can give them to the grandparents.
…or frame them and decorate with them every spring.
Have a wonderful week! We will show you a great reuse and repurpose idea on Wednesday.
There are two types of people in the world: those who are naturally organized and those who must work to be organized. Maybe you fall into that second category- you really want to be organized, but you’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.
And as some of us are beginning to think about spring cleaning, closet spaces are a good starting point.
My once well-organized closet now looks like this. I;’m struggling to find what I need and I’m tired of it. Maybe you feel the same way.
Getting organized is possible, but it doesn’t happen overnight. With the following tips, you too can have an organized closet.
1. Think about your family and your needs.
Who lives in your home? What rooms do you use daily in your home? What spaces are currently giving you the biggest headache? When you consider your family’s needs, and organize accordingly, you’re more likely to stay organized. Apply this to closets, too. Who uses that closet? What do they use the most? What don’t you need in that space that could go somewhere else?
2. Simplify, declutter and purge!
When you’re organizing, remove everything you don’t need or don’t use. Keep only what you use and trash or donate everything else. Clutter doesn’t help you in any way and it only stresses you out.
3. Sort and purge all rooms at least twice a year to keep things organized and decluttered.
We like to declutter once around Christmas time and once again in the summer. We usually donate or repurpose what we no longer use. This cuts down on toy clutter and helps us to rid ourselves of the things we no longer need.
4. Start small
Don’t try to tackle your whole house in a day. Start with a closet first, or even a drawer. Organize all cabinets and drawers and then move on to closets and rooms. Before you know it, your whole house will be organized!
5. Have specific places for everything and put things away when you are finished with them.
Sometimes we get lazy and we don’t always put things away when we are done. We then forget where we put them and misplace them! It’s better to put away the items and be done with it.
Getting organized may seem overwhelming, but it’s easier than you think. All it takes is dedication and a little effort…and the patience to start small.
Hi, all! Valentine’s Day is now behind us, so we can start looking forward to my favorite holiday: St. Patrick’s Day. As a person of Irish heritage, I am always happy to celebrate. I thought you all might want to celebrate, too.
In the next few weeks, I will feature some spring crafts and decor, as well as spring printables.
Here are two free printables for you. Please remember these are not for commercial use, but for personal use only. To save, right click on the picture, and save it to your device. For best results, do not print larger than 8×10. You may want to print at a print shop, such as Staples Copy and Print.